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Simon Rice
Vice President of Enterprise Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

* Performance – Running on an operating system that is optimized for Oracle software provides significant performance... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When designing a new Oracle database platform, Oracle Linux provides built-in benefits for database customers that are... more»

What needs improvement?

While the Oracle Linux software is perfectly suited for our needs, the related support processes within Oracle can... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Oracle Linux is roughly half the cost in terms of licensing and support when compared to other comparable Linux... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the past, we had primarily used either Oracle Solaris or Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a standard. Oracle Linux... more»

What other advice do I have?

While it is very straightforward to set up an Oracle Linux server, seek advice from experienced Oracle Partners to... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Applications & Systems Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2017

What do you think of CentOS?

What is most valuable?: Command Line Cost Ease of maintenance With Linux, you can do a lot on the command line. Once a Linux server has been built, it tends to be stable with no performance leakage. • How has it helped my organization?: Scalability Security Performance • What needs improvement?: I would like it to be more intuitive. There could be better help facilities. However, I guess the GUI can be fairly intuitive. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: I did not encounter any issues with stability. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: I did not encounter any issues with scalability. • How is customer service and technical support?: I would rate the level of technical as OK. • Which solutions did we use...

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